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What does it mean global namespace would be polluted?

I don't really understand what global namespace getting polluted means.



Quick Note On Garbage Collection

As variables lose scope, they will be eligible for garbage collection. If they are scoped globally, then they will not be eligible for collection until the global namespace loses scope.

Here is an example:

var arra = [];
for (var i = 0; i < 2003000; i++) {
 arra.push(i * i + i);

Adding this to your global namespace (at least for me) should ad 10,000 kb of memory usage (win7 firefox) which will not be collected. Other browsers may handle this differently.

Whereas having that same code in a scope which goes out of scope like this:

 var arra = [];
 for (var i = 0; i < 2003000; i++) {
  arra.push(i * i + i);

Will allow arra to lose scope after the closure executes and be eligible for garbage collection.

Global Namespace Is Your Friend

Despite the many claims against using the global namespace, it is your friend. And like a good friend, you should not abuse your relationship.

Be Gentle

Don't abuse (usually referred to as "polluting") the global namespace. And what I mean by do not abuse the global namespace is - do not create multiple global variables. Here is a bad example of using the global namespace.

var x1 = 5;
var x2 = 20;
var y1 = 3
var y2 = 16;

var rise = y2 - y1;
var run = x2 - x1;

var slope = rise / run;

var risesquared = rise * rise;
var runsquared = run * run;

var distancesquared = risesquared + runsquared;

var distance = Math.sqrt(dinstancesquared);

This is going to create 11 global variables which could possibly be overwritten or misconstrued somewhere.

Be Resourceful

A more resourceful approach, which does not pollute the global namespace, would be to wrap this all in the module pattern and only use one global variable while exposing multiple variables.

Here is an example: (Please note this is simple and there is no error handling)

//Calculate is the only exposed global variable
var Calculate = function () {
 //all defintions in this closure are local, and will not be exposed to the global namespace
 var Coordinates = [];//array for coordinates
 var Coordinate = function (xcoord, ycoord) {//definition for type Coordinate
   this.x = xcoord;//assign values similar to a constructor
   this.y = ycoord;

  return {//these methods will be exposed through the Calculate object
   AddCoordinate: function (x, y) {
   Coordinates.push(new Coordinate(x, y));//Add a new coordinate

  Slope: function () {//Calculates slope and returns the value
   var c1 = Coordinates[0];
   var c2 = Coordinates[1];
   return c2.y - c1.y / c2.x - c1.x;//calculates rise over run and returns result

  Distance: function () {
   //even with an excessive amount of variables declared, these are all still local
   var c1 = Coordinates[0];
   var c2 = Coordinates[1];

   var rise = c2.y - c1.y;
   var run = c2.x - c1.x;

   var risesquared = rise * rise;
   var runsquared = run * run;

   var distancesquared = risesquared + runsquared;

   var distance = Math.sqrt(distancesquared);

   return distance;

//this is a "self executing closure" and is used because these variables will be
//scoped to the function, and will not be available globally nor will they collide
//with any variable names in the global namespace
(function () {
 var calc = Calculate();
 calc.AddCoordinate(5, 20);
 calc.AddCoordinate(3, 16);
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Probably what Paul means is that the representation of Lisp syntax as a Lisp value is standardized and pervasive. That is, a Lisp program is just a special kind of S-expression, and it's exceptionally easy to write Lisp code that manipulates Lisp code. Writing a Lisp interpreter in Lisp is a special case, and is not so exciting as the general ability to have a unified representation for both code and data.

Sunday, August 8, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

According to 'Hadoop The definitive guide' - "The NameNode manages the filesystem namespace. It maintains the filesystem tree and the metadata for all the files and directories in the tree."

Essentially, Namespace means a container. In this context it means the file name grouping or hierarchy structure.

Metadata contains things like the owners of files, permission bits, block location, size etc.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

I was able to fix this issue by making browser sleep for few seconds after every change in URL.

Below is the code snippet:

67 it('should create new job listing', function () {
68        //Login As Admin To Access Vacancies Feature
69        loginAsManager();
.        //load manager's dashboard list page
.        dashboardPage = new DashboardPage();
.        //load vacancies list page
.        var vacanciesUrl = browser.baseUrl + '#/vacancies';
.        browser.sleep(2000);
.        expect(browser.getCurrentUrl()).toEqual(vacanciesUrl);
.        vacanciesPage = new VacanciesPage();

I don't think this is a neat solution to this problem.

I will be happy to hear, if someone has a better solution to this.

Cheers Gaurav

Friday, October 15, 2021
Morrison Chang
answered 2 Months ago

Maybe a dependency error. I'll suggest you to use a better practice for such lib.

  1. Put the fullcalendar scripts into vendor/assets/javascripts

  2. Require this script manually in application.js before the tree and after jquery and any other lib it depends.

    /=require 'fullcalendar`


Check the loaded Javascript files in header, if application.js is the last, you have dependency error. The lib must be there before calling it.

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Yuriy Faktorovich
answered 3 Weeks ago
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